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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 11(2): 77-86 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of Academic Burnout and Its Related Factors among Medical Student in Qom, Iran
Fatemeh Sharif Shad1, Shahram Arsang-Jang *2, Fatemeh Kheyrollahi1
1- Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences , arsangjang@gmail.com
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Background and Objectives: Academic burnout negatively affects students and those around them in terms of subjective well-being, psychology, and physiology. This study aims to determine academic burnout and its related factors in students of Qom University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 274 medical students studying in second and higher semesters in Qom University of Medical Sciences, 2015. The samples were selected using stratified sampling method. The Breso et al.'s Academic Burnout Inventory and demographic characteristics questionnaire were completed by students. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate analysis of variance at significance level of 0.05.

Results: The mean age of the subjects was 21.9±3.7 years and the mean score of academic burnout was 1.73±0.64 (range:0-4). According to the results of multivariate analysis of variance, there were statically significant relationships between academic burnout and variables of residence status and interest in the academic discipline (p<0.05). In addition, the results of Pearson correlation coefficient were indicative of an inverse statistical correlation between academic burnout status and the variables of age (r=-166, p<0.0001) and educational status

(r=-0.242, p<0.0001).

Conclusion: Considering the significant relationship between grade point average and interest in academic discipline with all subscales, planning to create a positive attitude towards academic discipline in students can be a protective factor against academic burnout as well as improvement of educational status.

Keywords: Burnout, Professional, Depersonalization, Students, Qom, Iran.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: بهداشت عمومی
Received: 2016/04/30 | Accepted: 2016/10/17 | Published: 2017/04/22
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Sharif Shad F, Arsang-Jang S, Kheyrollahi F. Prevalence of Academic Burnout and Its Related Factors among Medical Student in Qom, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 11 (2) :77-86
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